My English Tongue, My Irish Heart at London Irish Centre
Acclaimed new play My English Tongue, My Irish Heart comes to the London Irish Centre for a three-night run on May 29th, 30th and 31st.
Gary and Susan are young, educated and Irish. When they can't settle in Ireland, they take the momentous decision to emigrate to England. What ghosts will they meet along the way and where will their journey really take them?
My English Tongue, My Irish Heart takes us on an emotional and psychological journey, in which Gary and Susan's story of love, loss and change is criss-crossed by the stories of those who have gone before them, from lawyers and labourers to pickpockets, politicians and professional street preachers.
Based on an acclaimed study of Irish lives in Britain by Dr Liam Harte, Martin Lynch's powerful and moving new drama gives voice to the perplexities of living with, and between, two worlds. There is sorrow, struggle and laughter, and everywhere, the question: where is home for the migrant?
Telling the story of Irish emigration to England through the generations, Lynch's highly innovative play, which boasts a top-notch cast, explodes in a fast-paced, promenade production featuring great songs, dance and Lynch's trademark humour. You will meet some of the greatest characters ever to catch the Holyhead boat or a Ryanair flight.
Oh, did we mention that audience members can take an active part in the play?
Written and directed by Martin Lynch, based on the book: The Literature of The Irish in Britain: Autobiography and Memoir , 1725 – 2001 by Dr Liam Harte
MY ENGLISH TONGUE, MY IRISH HEART
DATE: MAY 29,30,31 2015
VENUE: LONDON IRISH CENTRE
PRICE: £10/£7 CONCESSIONS
We also have a special student group rate: £5 per ticket for groups of 12 or more students. To avail of this please call the Arts Department at London Irish Centre on 020 7916 2222 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.